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#48 Tamara Sloper-Harding

Thomas Kaye interviews Timor and Bougainville veteran Tamara Sloper-Harding.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Tamara Sloper-Harding served in the Royal Australian Navy as an intelligence officer, and saw multiple deployments to East Timor and Bougainville. She spoke to Thomas Kaye about her experiences in the navy as a woman, the highs and lows, her time overseas and her passion to help those in need.

Christmas on the Line

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Veterans of Season 2 share with the Thistle Productions team their experiences of Christmas in uniform, from deployments overseas and back home in Australia. These stories have not been previously featured on the podcast. Returning guests include Dave Stafford Finney, Don Barnby, Chantelle Taylor, Cassie Collins, Glenn Kolomeitz, David Michael, Rev Dr Gareth Clayton and Rothesay Swan; and Sharon Mascall-Dare of the podcast team also shares a Christmas tale, from her deployment to Iraq.

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#18 Don Barnby Vol II

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's episode is the second instalment of the conversation with Don Barnby, an SAS trooper and Australian Federal Police officer. Don served in the Vietnam war as a special forces soldier, and at Cyprus, Bougainville and East Timor with the AFP. He has also interviewed veterans for the Australian War Memorial.

Click here to listen to Volume I, before you hear this episode.

#17 Dave Stafford Finney

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Bougainville, East Timor and Middle East veteran Dave Stafford Finney. Dave served as a marine technician and was medically discharged in late 2017.

Dave returned to the podcast in the episode Panel - Life After Service, and again in Christmas on the Line.

Dave tragically passed away in February 2019. Find out more here.

#13 Elizabeth Matthews

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with WO1 Elizabeth Matthews, who is currently serving in the Australian Army. We spoke to Elizabeth about her service in peacekeeping operations, her deployment to Afghanistan and life in the modern military. Our thanks go to Defence Media for organising the interview.